I have upset you.
You feel I am unsupportive and inconsiderate.
Our offers for respite ‘holiday breaks’ in recent years have been refused due to ill-health, dogs, personal issues, working commitments, or pending births all revolving around other members of your family.
Our offers for taking over the Responsibility of Care full-time were refused in preference to you, because we were told
You cannot manage and need to be looked after.
Even when distance was not an issue, something or someone in your household always took priority over us.
You prefer to have no contact with me.
It has not been my intention to hurt anyone.
And just so that there is absolutely no misunderstanding here, I am not closing the door on your family.
I’m slamming it.
So I suggest you remove your foot. “